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Henry 6.2

Henry VI, Part 2 Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1590-1591
  • First known performance:
  • Number of lines: 3125
  • Number of scenes: 24
  • Total Characters: 83
  • Prose/Verse: 15%/85%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 ("bad quarto") (1594), Quarto 2 (1600), Quarto 3 (1619)
  • Possible Sources: The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke (Edward Hall, 1548), A Myrroure for Magistrates (The Duke of Suffolk, 1559), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), Device for Lord Mayor’s Pageant (T. Nelson, 1590), The Life and Death of Jack Straw (Anonymous, 1593–4)

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